This 1950s amateur film (presumably made by Chicago amateur filmmaker Margaret Conneely) stars an unenthused housewife and a dry narration track. Combined, they show us how to make a wide array of homemade ornaments, centerpieces, wreaths and more! From our Margaret Conneely Collection.
Chicago Film Archives holds the copyright for the films created by Margaret Conneely.
November 1, 2016 Subject:
I'm the person that posted this to YouTube and you are absolutely correct. This was a promotional film for the Tufflite Styrofoam company of Ballston Spa NY. Everything except the party scenes were filmed in the actual factory at 19 Low Street. There's another 8 minutes at the head that's cut off here that showed the building, offices, etc. I know all this because after the factory closed, I owned the building for years through the 90's. I found 8 copies of the film in mailing boxes, and transferred the best copy to video. Also look up "The Christmas Carrols" on Youtube. Another Tufflite film shot in Ballston Spa that I rescued.
May 20, 2014 Subject:
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May 13, 2014 Subject:
This is a marketing film for Tufflite styrofoam
This is not an "amateur film"; This film was made as a promotional film directed at retailers for the marketing of Tufflite's line of styrofoam crafts. Someone cut the first 70 seconds off the beginning of this film where it shows the actual title and credits, which are: "Tufflite Inc. presents Home Decorations, designs and narration by Lynne Jones".
You Tube has the film in its entirety. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTyMFRDvA2k